“The principal participants — Daniella Carter, Dominique Silver, Koko Da Doll, and Liyah Mitchell — are an electric bunch, and the diversity of their testimonies propels this worthwhile project into refreshing, uninhibited territory.”
—The Hollywood Reporter
“This doc rocks, using music to set the tempo for its snappy mix of head-turning talking heads, tongue-in-cheek reenactments, and outside-the-box supporting visuals.”
In the wildly entertaining and refreshingly unfiltered documentary KOKOMO CITY, filmmaker D. Smith passes the mic to four Black transgender sex workers in Atlanta and New York City — Daniella Carter, Koko Da Doll, Liyah Mitchell, and Dominique Silver — who unapologetically break down the walls of their profession. Holding nothing back, the film vibrates with energy, sex, challenge, and hard-earned wisdom.
KOKOMO CITY won the NEXT Innovator Award and the NEXT Audience Award at Sundance and the Audience Award in the Berlinale’s Panorama Documentary section.